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    As mentioned before, I personally liked Sword Art Online. But then I've found that my tolerance level is pretty high, for anime/TV/movies that others deem bad. I get too engrossed in the storylines and characters to be able to take a step back and realise that a show may be cliche or bad or whatever. That tends to lead me to enjoy shows that others may dismiss. I find that I'll often enjoy an episode or movie, go online to see what critics think, and find it was panned.

    That being said, as far as shows about MMOs go, I like Log Horizon more than SAO. It focuses more on the game world and what's going on inside it, feeling, at times, more like a depiction of an MMORPG. I have yet to check out .Hack. I just remember waiting impatiently for the games to be localised (something which I thought would never happen, back then; though, I never got around to playing them either, when the finally were!).
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    damn that was a good ep of Chuuni, poor girl :sad: im liking where this is going, its probs overtaken Nisekoi as my fave of this season :yes:


    (Original post by Llewellyn)
    I am enjoying nisekoi more than I thought I would... I think it's because some of the characters seem so familiar
    I don't really know where the next 10 episodes will go though, the overall story seems to be quite close to the end. Hopefully not too much filler.
    love all the characters, i just find them absolutely hilarious and they complement each other well, those facial expressions :rofl:

    hmmm im thinking the opposite, i feel its dragging a bit im not enjoying it as much as those first 4/5 eps which i loved, still good though :yep:
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    Read the first three volumes of The Flowers of Evil and was ridiculously impressed by it - probably one of the strongest opening arcs to a manga I have ever read. Got volumes 4 to 8 all ready so looking forward to reading them. Don't think it will appeal to everyone as it isn't exactly a nice story but I just find it so fascinating to read.
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    (Original post by TroyAndAbed)
    Read the first three volumes of The Flowers of Evil and was ridiculously impressed by it - probably one of the strongest opening arcs to a manga I have ever read. Got volumes 4 to 8 all ready so looking forward to reading them. Don't think it will appeal to everyone as it isn't exactly a nice story but I just find it so fascinating to read.
    if you mean Aku no Hana, yeah found it a really interesting read as well, got up to volume 6 i think a year ago then they stopped scanlating it for a while leaving such a cliffhanger and i never got back to it
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    i killed the thread :yeah:

    latest chuuni, another great ep, but a bit disappointed it kinda just ended like that with shichimiya :sad:

    vanishment this world :awesome: that engrish lol, gets me everytime :teehee:
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    Started watching fullmetal alchemist brotherhood for the first time after hearing people rave about it I haven't watched either series but went for the apparently better brotherhood.
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    HUNTER X HUNTER EPISODE 116!!!

    Literally one of the best single anime episodes I've ever seen
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    i have watched death note and i really like it can anyone recommend any other anime series that is similar in terms of the smartness of the plot and storyline??

    I heard about Black God a south korean series has anyone seen it? any good??
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    (Original post by PostKeynesian)
    i have watched death note and i really like it can anyone recommend any other anime series that is similar in terms of the smartness of the plot and storyline??

    I heard about Black God a south korean series has anyone seen it? any good??
    Code Geass and Monster are my usual recommendations for Death Note fans, since they share similar themes and are great at building up suspense and drama. :yes: I'd also suggest Gankutsuou, Psycho-Pass and/or Shiki.

    As for Black God/Kurokami... I remember it having plenty of action and a decent soundtrack, so would recommend it on that basis if you're a fan of well animated and directed fight scenes. Can't remember much about the plot behind it all, though.
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    A friend is selling a load of manga on ebay at the moment, if anyone's interested. Mostly yaoi oneshots, but there's a few complete series there, including Rozen Maiden (out of print and rare), Samurai Champloo (not an adaptation of the anime, but extra stories with the same fun characters) and Ayashi no Ceres.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/pudding_ea...s=1&_ipg&_from
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    HUNTER X HUNTER EPISODE 116!!!

    Literally one of the best single anime episodes I've ever seen
    Heh, another Hunter x Hunter lover? Yes, that episode was so intense!! There are a few episodes in this battle that have been fantastic! The latest one (121) also being an example. I love the show's use of narration and internal character thoughts to add depth to the characters, and so many considerations and justifications for every possible action characters could or do take. Only show I've seen, with just as interesting narration, is Kaiji - and funnily enough, the voice actor for the narrator of Kaiji also voices Youpi in HxH! Sounds the same in both, too.

    This clip is what made me watch Kaiji. I just found it so funny!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeLxUVACQF0
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    Just started rewatching Chihayafuru today... I didn't really decide to do it, but I had to watch the first ep and then I couldn't help myself! I really love this show more than anything else. Oh season 3, come quickly!
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    woo things are finally moving in Nisekoi :party: go Onodera :yeah:

    Raku's present :rofl:

    finished Imocho, turned out to be a pretty decent show, enjoyed it more than i thought especially those last few eps :yep: hope for a second season :yeah:

    damn you youtube comments :unimpressed: was just listening to the Usagi Drop ED but I may have just read some very dodgy sounding manga spoilers :wtf: hope its not true cos i wanted to read the manga
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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    woo things are finally moving in Nisekoi :party: go Onodera :yeah:

    Raku's present :rofl:
    Yeah, about time. I was pleasantly surprised when Onodera took the initiative. I was definitely expecting another interruption. :yes:

    As for the present, I thought it was going to be something nice but boring like some jewellery because of the bag he was holding, but nope. :giggle:

    finished Imocho, turned out to be a pretty decent show, enjoyed it more than i thought especially those last few eps :yep: hope for a second season :yeah:
    Same, I found it fairly enjoyable. There's no denying that it's generic and average, all things considered, but it was far from terrible.
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    Some other thoughts...

    It feels like I've been following Strike the Blood forever, even though it's only been two seasons. Although I'll miss watching this, mainly for the characters, I think it's a good thing that it's coming to an end. The plot is directionless, for the most part. If there was something more concrete, it would have been a lot better. Moreover, given that its major strength are the characters, in my view, some more development and focus would have been nice.

    Saki Zenkoku-hen has been fun to watch because of how the mahjong games are played out, but I wish they spent more time on Saki and co when they're not playing, instead of repeated flashbacks of the other teams/schools. I understand that they want to provide some background for all of these new faces, but frankly, given that the focus was predominately on the main cast during the first season, I've become far more attached to them than any of the other characters, and would therefore much rather see what they're doing and experiencing in between matches. In any case, looking forward to watching the most recent episode.

    Log Horizon's first season has come to an end, and I'm glad to see that they're laying down the foundation for what's to come. I'm also glad that they've lightly touched upon the one thing that's been bugging me for a while. All in all, Log Horizon is definitely above average. The premise, plot and especially the characters have been handled really well. That said, I still feel like something is missing. There's not enough drama, I suppose, which is what SAO actually did better, and why it had greater popularity. Log Horizon, even at its peak, never felt remotely epic. It was always somehow subdued, or at least for me.

    Witch Craft Works has steadily improved during its run. I don't know whether it's just me either, but the animation has definitely taken a step up. Sadly, the plot itself remains shallow, but at least we've strayed away from the cliched high school setting, for all intents and purposes. Not something I'd necessarily recommend unless the person really digs series of this kind. Oh, and lastly, it's always nice to see a powerful female lead.

    Tokyo Ravens is one of those underrated series that's far from exceptional, but definitely deserving of more attention. It's a touch generic, but the way the story has unfolded has been handled really well. The animation and overall production has remained consistently good too. The characters have developed nicely and in tandem with some pretty big plot developments/revelations, especially of late. All in all, I'd consider recommending this to those that like magic and the battle manga genre.

    I have to hand it to KyoAni. They know what they're doing and they do it well. Chuunibyou has not only reinforced what was really good about the first season, but has taken it a step further by developing the characters in a way that is both believable and endearing to watch. There's no pacing issues really to speak of and the animation, as you'd expect from KyoAni, is nothing short of excellent. I suppose what I like about this is that KyoAni aren't trying anything new here. It's not trying to break any boundaries, it's just sticking to a tried and tested formula that works, and, as mentioned, KyoAni do really well.

    I'm watching a fair amount more, but I'll leave my thoughts on those for another time.
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    The latest ep of Kill la Kill was really good, I thought. Of course it's no TTGL and I kind of feel bad for wishing that it would be. But it seems it will end on a high note.
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    (Original post by eugenius 8)
    woo things are finally moving in Nisekoi :party: go Onodera :yeah:

    Raku's present :rofl:

    finished Imocho, turned out to be a pretty decent show, enjoyed it more than i thought especially those last few eps :yep: hope for a second season :yeah:

    damn you youtube comments :unimpressed: was just listening to the Usagi Drop ED but I may have just read some very dodgy sounding manga spoilers :wtf: hope its not true cos i wanted to read the manga
    Youtube comments and titles are the worse, I've been spoiled so many times
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    I just watched the last episode (for now) of Space Bros :C
    *sob*
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    That feeling when all the animes of this season come to an end :sad:
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    (Original post by Tai Ga)
    That feeling when all the animes of this season come to an end :sad:
    I always find myself playing catch up on the few that I've not committed to weekly during this period when everything else is ending and the new season hasn't started. :yes:
 
 
 
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